Why does the world need taxonomy?
The activities of the National Focal Point of GTI are supported by Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research Germany.
5. July 2013 - 11:09 — j.mitchell
Amateur photographer Stuart Harris has a new species of peacock spider Maratus harrisi named after him after discovering the fleck-sized spider resting on a leaf in Namadgi National Park, Australia. Uploading his photograph to Flickr, Mr.
14. June 2013 - 12:42 — j.mitchell
The spider which caused a commotion last April by biting a flowershop assistant in Berlin has been taxonomically determined by the spider expert Jason Dunlop. It is assumed that the specimen, belonging to the tropically occuring nursery web spiders (Pisauridae), found its way to Germany via a flower shipment.
GTI stands for Global Taxonomy Initiative, which was established in 1998 as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in order to strengthen taxonomic knowldege and resources. The GTI is a cross-cutting issue of the CBD. This indicates the relevance of GTI for other thematic programme contents and is also conveyed by the content of its work programme. The GTI generally consists of National Focal Points (NFP), which either already exist or still needs to be nominated. In terms of contents the GTI consits of a set of activities and objectives agreed on by the CBD member states. Further information can be obtained from the GTI-factsheet.
Applications for the 2013/14 Systematics Research Fund are now open!
11. November 2013
The Systematics Association administers one major fund for the benefit of systematics research. Details of the SRF can be found on the homepage. The Fund has an annual funding round with...
Modern Taxonomy course programme 2013-2014 (Distributed European School of Taxonomy) is now online!
25. September 2013
DEST announces the following theoretical courses for students, technicians and early career researchers involved in the field of taxonomy. Primary objective of the programme is to provide future...
1. December 2013 - 6. December 2013in Sydney, Australia
27. January 2014 - 31. January 2014in London, England
Arctic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs)
3. March 2014 - 7. March 2014in Helsinki, Finnland
10. March 2014 - 13. March 2014in Bad Bevensen, Niedersachsen